West Lodge

Macclesfield, Cheshire
The exterior of West Lodge at Lyme Park, Cheshire
Lyme Park, Cheshire
A curious red deer stag stands in front of the house at Lyme
The exterior of West Lodge at Lyme Park, Cheshire Lyme Park, Cheshire A curious red deer stag stands in front of the house at Lyme

At-a-glance details

  • Sleeps 4
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Preferred changeover day Friday
  • Minimum stay 2 nights
  • Number of dogs welcome 2
  • Acorn rating 4 What's this?
  • Reference 009029

About West Lodge

Tucked away on the glorious Lyme Park estate, West Lodge is a picture-book pretty Edwardian cottage set in leafy woodland.

This former gate lodge on the western boundary of  Lyme’s grand estate and deer park is the perfect spot for getting away from it all. With out-of-hours access to the grounds, take in the jaw dropping views towards urban Manchester and beyond, through Drinkwater Meadow, or the rugged moors of the Peak District, and you’ll definitely feel you’re in a different world.

Step through the stone porch into the living room with its stone flagstone floors, jewel toned sofa and cosy woodburner and you’ll feel instantly at home. Also downstairs, there’s a fitted kitchen, small pantry and a dining room looking into the courtyard. Head upstairs to discover the bathroom (with shower over the bath) and two bedrooms with pretty curtains, vintage oak furniture and super comfy super king-size beds - making West Lodge great for couples or families. You’ll love waking up to views of the gorgeous countryside from the dual-aspect windows too. Outside, there are gardens to the rear and side; a woodland rockery, and a lawned area with patio furniture that’s wonderful for alfresco lunches.

With out-of-hours access to the 1400-acre estate grounds when you stay, you’re free to wander, cycle, or run the trails and explore places like the deer park, the pool made famous by Mr Darcy (in the BBC adaptation of Pride and Prejudice,) or the huge garden away from the crowds. If the wilds of Lyme aren’t quite wild enough, then head into the Peak District for some seriously stunning heather-clad moorland and craggy terrain. When your adventures are complete, then the town of Macclesfield is only 7 miles away with its shops, supermarkets, restaurants and monthly food, drink and craft market.

Beyond Lyme, the beautiful Peak District stretches for miles if you’re keen to challenge yourself further, whether that’s walking, climbing, caving, heading out on a bike, or even on horseback. Discover iconic Kinder Scout, Iron Age hill fort Mam Tor and the Edale valley for more stunning landscapes and a chance to get closer to nature. For a more sedate pace, then wander the famous spa towns of Matlock and Buxton or meander around Bakewell (did somebody mention pudding?). When you stay with us, the funds from your holiday go towards caring for special landscapes and places, like the Peak District and Lyme.

Availability & book

Preferred changeover day
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Features and facilities

  • Cot & high chair available
  • Microwave available
  • Fridge available
  • Freezer available
  • Dishwasher available
  • Washing machine available
  • Tumble dryer available
  • Telephone available
  • Television available
  • DVD available
  • WiFi* available
  • Open fire / wood burner available
  • Garden available
  • BBQ not available


Not accessible


  • Ground floor

    Sitting room with multi-fuel stove, kitchen, dining room and utility.

  • First floor

    Two super-king bedrooms (one of which can be made into a twin on request) and bathroom with shower over bath.

Notes for guests

Access: If you would like a copy of the access statement for this cottage please call the team on 0344 800 2070.
Garden: There is a lawned garden with a patio with seating area. Please be aware that there is a drop from the garden so children should be supervised at all times.

*WiFi: This is now available, but please note that intermittent connection problems can sometimes occur and should not be relied upon. We are pleased to provide free WiFi at this cottage which is supported by BT.
Offers: Guests will benefit from a late Sunday checkout of 4pm at this cottage
Holiday cottage guests have free access to Lyme Park house and garden during opening hours and access to estate grounds out of hours. Please note that out of hours access is by foot only.

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About the Acorn rating

To help find the best cottage for you, we have created our own quality rating system for our holiday cottages called the Acorn rating. Ranging from 1-5 Acorns, the rating gives you an indication of a property’s facilities, fixtures and fittings, with five being the highest quality level. The Acorn rating is not connected to any other industry rating system that may be used for holiday cottages and is only to be used as a guide that covers location, style of interior and the facilities you may be looking for. We do not set our cottage pricing based on the Acorn rating we have given a cottage as all our cottages are of an individual nature. Therefore, we recommend that all factors are considered when making your choice. In addition, some of our cottages are curated to be sympathetic to their time period. This means that they might not have all of the aspects of modern living, but impress in so many other ways.

1 Acorn: simple living accommodation with basic furniture and fixtures fit for purpose and clean. Running water and a toilet are provided. There could be some limitations to heating and washing facilities – details of these will be stated clearly on the cottage's webpage. Bedding, linen and towels are supplied with a few exceptions, which are again clearly stated). Facilities for basic catering and living are provided. In general, a 1 Acorn cottage does not have WiFi.

2 Acorn: a mid-quality range of furniture and fittings. Bathroom facilities are basic or there may be a high number of guests to bathroom ratio depending on the size of the cottage. Very few 2 Acorn cottages have WiFi and the kitchen white goods and washing facilities are basic. Bedding, linen and towels are supplied in all 2-5 Acorn cottages.

3 Acorn: a good, standard offer. Generally it is correctly proportioned for the number of guests but could have a few compromises, for example a small kitchen, or a lower bathroom to guest ratio. The variety of white goods available will be better than a 2 Acorn cottage.

4 Acorn: these cottages have more premium furniture, fittings and lighting. Additionally the ratio of bathrooms to guests is likely to be higher, and the bathrooms would be more likely to have separate and spacious showers instead of showers over baths.

5 Acorn: a luxury accommodation offer with very few limiting factors. This is the highest offer available. It is well-equipped and has spacious facilities throughout the cottage or is set within an extraordinary location or building. The furniture is of a high standard, and has real comfort for modern living.

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